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cantagril

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Good things those walls – Hadrian & Offa knew a thing or two about them!

Wasn't Offa more into dykes? ....the old folk weren't so politically correct back in those days.

There should never have been an Irish "wall" in the first place.
Why build a wall when there is already a ditch? :)
 

Atilla

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Walls are for short sighted people who don't want to look very far.

Chicken brains. :unsure:
 

Pat494

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There will be a good business opportunity on the Mexican side of the border with electric ( quiet ) drones that can hop over Dump's wall and back again in minutes.
 

Atilla

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There will be a good business opportunity on the Mexican side of the border with electric ( quiet ) drones that can hop over Dump's wall and back again in minutes.
Maybe this was just a test flight demonstration for the Mexican market? :unsure:

 

Signalcalc

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If I was Trump or UK PM, I would implement a form of onion defence for the Mexican border or the NI border after Brexit, we'd be as safe as houses and the landscape would probably look something similar to this.

 

Pat494

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An interesting thought about Brexit and the likely " no confidence " vote is the 1931 UK political solution.
There was a similar situation where the Govt, could not form a workable majority in Parlt. and neither could the opposition leader.
The answer was to choose the only person in Parlt. who could form a coalition Govt. The fatherly figure of Ken Clarke springs to mind in the current situation.
It could soon be goodbye Boris.
 

counter_violent

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An interesting thought about Brexit and the likely " no confidence " vote is the 1931 UK political solution.
There was a similar situation where the Govt, could not form a workable majority in Parlt. and neither could the opposition leader.
The answer was to choose the only person in Parlt. who could form a coalition Govt. The fatherly figure of Ken Clarke springs to mind in the current situation.
It could soon be goodbye Boris.
Already answered this point in the Brexit thread.

Johnson will probably call an election and with the support of the Brexit Party to command a commons majority, we will get Brexit done.

 

Signalcalc

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It's not just young viewers the BBC needs to be wasting tax payers money on, its EVERYONE, I feel smug now that I'm not paying for their sh1te anymore

 

Atilla

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I might join you soon SC. :unsure: (y)

I think you are on to something here. Listen to radio and read internet more than anything else. TV is sooo yesterday. :whistle:
 

Signalcalc

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I might join you soon SC. :unsure: (y)

I think you are on to something here. Listen to radio and read internet more than anything else. TV is sooo yesterday. :whistle:
Thing is that modern 'smart' TV's are just an entertainment outlet. We went from just the state broadcaster and analogue terrestrial reception, to multiple channels with advertising whilst the state broadcaster kept to the old model. With the advent of the internet and smart TV's we don't even need an aerial or satellite dish, all services are digital and available with an internet connection.

Only old analogue TVs are non-capable of alternatives, get an internet capable TV and ditch the state broadcaster. In the comments on that news item, someone stated that Sky rebroadcast footy matches (if that's your thing) on their youtube channel 15 mins after the live broadcast, what is the point of watching it live on the BBC? All these services are going to go the same way. Prime also has live [paid for] broadcasts (streamed) as it happens, it's legal to watch Sky rebroadcasts but I think it may be illegal to watch Prime streaming without a TV license, that's how bad the license is!

I expect more desperate measures by the BBC/govt over the coming years as their income starts to dwindle, I wouldn't put it past the govt to introduce another sort of TV tax to make up for it.
 
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Pat494

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I guess one would need broadband internet to watch it. My standard net for U tube is painfully slow.
 

Signalcalc

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I guess one would need broadband internet to watch it. My standard net for U tube is painfully slow.
Yes you will need broadband, dial-up speeds will be painful or non-workable, alternatively mobile networks at 3G minimum. For a hassle free switch then broadband is a minimum requirement, if you can put up with some hassle then service providers such as Netflix have optional download for much of their content, but not everything is included.
 

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